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CMTS Announces Winners of the Elmira College “Portraying Mark Twain” Art Contest


The Center for Mark Twain Studies is pleased to announce four winning entries for the “Portraying Mark Twain” Art Competition, a contest that has been ongoing from September 2016 through March 2017. The artists include Janine Velardi’19 (photo), Kaitlyn Ritz’18 (mixed media), Miranda Satterly’17 (digital drawing), and Nick Vanderwood’19 (chalk drawing).

A panel of ten judges made up of Elmira College faculty and staff made the selections from entries that included photographs, drawings, digital collage and even a gif. The many entries of Mark Twain inspired art work ranged from landmarks found in Elmira to Clemens’ living quarters in London. All entries can be viewed online here.

Students will receive monetary awards prior to the first Trouble Begins lecture, “These Hideous Times: Mark Twain’s Bankruptcy and the Panic of 1893” by Joseph Csicsila of Eastern Michigan University in Cowles Hall on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm. Find out more about this lecture here.

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